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About Evergreen



Andrew T. Kaiser, PhD

As China Director, Andrew represents the Evergreen field to the board, supports the Evergreen leadership, assists the field to carry out Evergreen’s purpose consistent with its core values, and serves as a catalyst for healthy change within Evergreen.

Andrew has been working in Evergreen for over twenty years, primarily in areas of consulting and public relations. Andrew has spent years studying the history of encounters between China and the west, which richly informs his interactions with Chinese officials and local stakeholders. He is passionate about living and working well in China, and committed to supporting and equipping the rest of Evergreen for effective service in the evolving Shanxi context. Andrew is married and has two children.


Board of Directors

Ed Ward, Board Chair/CEO
Board Member since 2013
Retired US Air Force

Mark Strand, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Board Member since 2016
Professor, School of Pharmacy and Department of Public Health, North Dakota State University

Anne Means, M.D., Board Secretary
Board Member since 2006
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Michael Malan, Board Treasurer / CFO
Board Member since 2022
CFO for Woodmen Valley Chapel, Colorado Springs, CO

Fay Chao
Board Member since 2006
Family Life Canada, Power to Change Ministries

Ralph Gates 
Board Member since 2011
Retired Senior Vice President, Cook Communications Ministries International 

Andrew Cole, M.D.
Board Member since 2012
Chief Medical Officer, HammondCare, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia

Joann Pittman
Board Member since 2017
Author, Senior Vice-President of ChinaSource and editor of ZGBriefs

David Fitzgerald
Board Member since 2020
Retired Pastor

Andrew Lawver
Board Member since 2021
Structural Engineer, bridge builder for the Minnesota Department of Transportation